Palliative Care vs. Hospice Care

Palliative care and hospice care are not the same. Hospice care is a comfort care service given in the last six months of life. Palliative care helps a patient cope during any stage of a serious illness and can:Carl E. Olson Family Healing Garden

  • Help control your symptoms such as pain, difficulty breathing, fatigue, and anxiety

  • Help you and your family cope with serious illness

  • Provide emotional and spiritual support

  • Help you and your family begin to think about important end-of-life decisions

Learn more about Columbia St. Mary’s hospice care.


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